Sometimes, a new vehicle concept will roll into an auto show and people will look at it thinking yeah, they’ll never mass-produce that.
The Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo is likely a concept that would inspire that very same reaction. After all, it doesn’t actually have an engine—it uses laser beams to create shock waves that equal about 900 horsepower. It doesn’t have a driver seat, either, acting instead like something of a heavy-duty wing suit that a driver basically lies down inside in order to drive.
Chevrolet doesn’t seem to think they’ll make it available to customers, either: Ed Welburn, Vice President of GM Global Design, said that the Chaparral is “a fantasy car in every sense of the word.”
But, man, do we ever want this thing.
On the plus side, even if we don’t ever have the chance to sell something like the Chaparral 2X VGT at Wiesner of Huntsville, we can drive it—in a manner of speaking—in Gran Turismo®6 for the PlayStation®3. The Chaparral is available to download now by simply installing “Update 1.15” for GT6 and completing a lap in the limited-time-only Seasonal Event.
We’ll be hooking up our PS3s to try this bad boy out for ourselves!
Chevrolet recently presented a new 2015 Chevy Colorado to a deserving military family during their reunion at the recent Navy vs. Army football game.
Chevrolet has been a long-time sponsor of the Navy vs. Army football game. Continuing its tradition of unique donations as a part of its sponsorship, Chevrolet presented a very deserving military family with a brand new 2015 Chevy Colorado. The presentation of the 2015 Colorado came after an on-field surprise, where U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathon Preston Thompson was reunited with his wife and daughter.
“As we’ve seen with the Thompsons and millions of others, military families make huge sacrifices for our country, and it feels good to celebrate Sgt. Thompson’s homecoming with a brand-new truck,” said Akerson in a recent news release.
The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado was made available to the Wish for Our Heroes organization, who awarded the vehicle to the deserving family. Wish for Our Heroes provides resources to military families that non-military families often take for granted. Its goal is to grant one wish to every deserving member of the U.S. military.
Sergeant Thompson has deployed twice, serving with distinction through Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Unfortunately, his family suffered a fire at their home at Fort Riley, Kansas earlier this year. The family continues to work to recover from the devastation.
Here at Wiesner of Huntsville, we couldn’t be happier for the Thompson family. Thank you for your service, Sergeant, and welcome home.
Cadillac has always been a step above in luxury, and this latest development is no different. Cadillac massage chairs have been introduced, and each one has 22 glorious settings.
Cadillac has always had supple leather seats that you just want to melt into, but this takes the cake. And hey, if you’re starting to doze off during your drive, just hit the anti-fatigue option and it will wake you right back up.
Can you think of a better way to drive home from a stressful day at work than with what is essentially your own personal masseuse in your car? The option is available for both the driver and passenger seats. It also stores your settings to be able to quite simply press a button and have the chair target all the problem areas you have set it to recognize.
Wiesner of Huntsville is proud to offer a brand that is on the forefront of luxury vehicles and so focused on the driving experience of our customers.
Corvette enthusiasts took notice when Chevrolet said the Z06 would be the most performance-ready Corvette of all time. That’s quite a claim, after all. It’s a claim that definitely motivated customers, though, and now the first new Corvette Z06 models are on their way to owners this very week. Soon, you’ll see these beautiful new ‘Vettes zooming past you on the highway—unless you are in one yourself.
“It has been an incredible opportunity to work on Chevy’s most capable model,” said Jeff Lamarche, plant manager of General Motors’ Bowling Green Assembly plant, “It truly is an amazing car, and we’re thrilled to get them into the hands of our eager customers.”
The Z06 gets no less than 650 horsepower and 650 lb-ft. of torque from its all-new LT4 engine. Come see us here at Wiesner of Huntsville to learn more about the all-new Z06, to check out the remaining 2014 Corvettes in inventory, and to talk to our friendly staff about all things Chevrolet!